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Suspected arson at Kosher supermarket in Paris on anniversary of antisemitic terror attack

Suspected arson at Kosher supermarket in Paris on anniversary of antisemitic terror attack
A view taken on January 9, 2018 shows the Promo & Destock store, a French kosher grocery store in Creteil, south of Paris, after it was destroyed in an arson attack which has revived fears over anti-Semitism. Prosecutors said the store in the southern Paris suburb of Creteil had caught fire overnight, days after it was hit by anti-Semitic graffiti. The Promo & Destock store was one of two neighbouring kosher shops in Creteil that were daubed with swastikas last January 3. The fire comes on the third anniversary of the attack on January 9, 2015, at a kosher supermarket in northern Paris by a jihadist gunman, who killed three customers and a Jewish employee. (Photo by Michel Stoupak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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A Kosher supermarket in Paris was hit by what police suspect to be an arson attack, three years to the day after a terrorist attack at a Kosher supermarket in which four were killed.

Promo & Destock store in Créteil suffered extensive damage to the shop front and interior in the fire.

Last week the store was reportedly vandalized with Swastika graffiti.

Whilst police say they do not have a motive for the attack, the preceding Swastika graffiti and the significance of the date on which the fire was started indicate a clear possibility that this is an antisemitic incident.

The area has a substantial Jewish population. Local community leader Albert Elharrar told the media “there’s a link between the graffiti and the fire. It’s clear that they came for no other reason but to attack a kosher shop on the day of the commemorations”.

 


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